Title A rough based multi-criteria evaluation method for healthcare waste disposal location decisions
Authors YAZDANI, MORTEZA , Tavana, Madjid, Pamucar, Dragan, Chatterjee, Prasenjit, YAZDANI, MORTEZA
External publication No
Means Comput. Ind. Eng.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
Area International
Publication date 01/05/2020
ISI 000525872600015
DOI 10.1016/j.cie.2020.106394
Abstract Healthcare waste disposal management is one of the biggest day-to-day challenges faced by healthcare providers and urban municipalities. Poor management of healthcare waste can cause serious problems for healthcare workers, patients, and the general public. Healthcare providers and urban planners usually struggle with the action of locating an appropriate waste disposal center in a municipal area. Healthcare waste disposal location planning is a difficult task due to complexities inherent in the evaluation of alternative locations according to multiple and often competing criteria. We propose a new best-worst method with interval rough numbers (IRN) for healthcare waste disposal location decisions. A new IRN Dombi-Bonferroni (IRNDBM) means the operator is also introduced to process the rough data because of the unavailability of precise information. A case study at a private hospital in Madrid is presented to demonstrate the applicability and exhibit the efficacy of the proposed multi-criteria evaluation method.
Keywords Hospital waste disposal location; Dombi-Bonferroni mean operator; Best-worst method; Rough sets; Multi-criteria evaluation; Interval rough number
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